Ruffing it for charity

Presenting their donation at York House, from left - (front) Jess Wells, Sam Martin, Irene Ward, Helen Jones, David Gilbert and Sarah Spry, (back) Glynn Pout, Mick Brommell, Paula Hladun, Andrew Hladun and Trevor Glenn. EMN-140509-160607001
Presenting their donation at York House, from left - (front) Jess Wells, Sam Martin, Irene Ward, Helen Jones, David Gilbert and Sarah Spry, (back) Glynn Pout, Mick Brommell, Paula Hladun, Andrew Hladun and Trevor Glenn. EMN-140509-160607001

After a busy summer of festivals and concerts, Lincolnshire’s premier comedy folk band The Billinghay Ruffs were happy to present a donation to their local residential home.

Frampton Fen farmers Andrew and Paula Hladun and their children had arranged for The Ruffs to play at a private birthday party which raised funds for MIND, the Hladuns chosen charity, and Billinghay’s York House minibus fund - a cause close to The Ruffs’ hearts.

Many elderly people from in and around Billinghay are cared for in the residential home by the staff.

A cheque for more than £200 was given to the staff of York House and the boys also entertained the residents with a few of their humorous songs.

Earlier this year The Ruffs had presented a cheque of £2,000 to the Spurn Point RNLI following a charity gig at Westmere Farm “Shedfest”, an annual concert that has grown over the last three years.

Singer Trevor Glenn said: “It has been an extremely busy summer. Headlining at Heckington Show was a highlight and Shedfest was immense but the Hladun party was so memorable.

A private family party was able to raise over £400 to be split between our two charities, the generosity of the party goers is a great example to us all.”